We love growing our creativity and learning from exceptional practitioners and you'll often find us booked on workshops to develop our artistic voice, push us right out of our comfort zone and testing our risk taking. Workshops we've especially loved & learned oodles from have been with Told by an Idiot, Complicite, Rachel Mars, Stacy Makishi, Bryony Kimmings, Hannah Jane Walker, Mike Alfreds, Jeannette Nelson, Graeae Theatre, Secret Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith, Caroline Steinbeis, Clod Ensemble, Clean Break, Geese Theatre and Collective Encounters: Theatre for Social Change. Check their work out, they are all kinds of ace.
Facilitating Training: Playback Theatre Core Foundations; using theatre to build empathy. Autism Awareness, Creating Accessible Content, Deaf Awareness, Dementia Awareness, Ethical Engagement, Ethical Verbatim Practice, Theatre in the Criminal Justice System, Theatre for Social Change, Supporting Women Exiting Domestic Violence and Sex Work, Counselling Level 2.
I love combining drama skills with my counselling training to build empathy, compassion, acceptance. With a background in recruitment I also specialise in combining drama with communication skills to get young people in to employment. I'm a visual learner, I like to see things, I like to connect with images and senses. I'm interested in how theatre can be transformative and healing.
I have facilitated creative projects with people from all different types of backgrounds aged 10 month- 70+ in a variety of settings including schools, colleges, community groups, mental health charities and women's refuges. I have devised Theatre Arts courses with adults with learning disabilities and carers and love using my drama and communication skills to build confidence and nurture imagination.
I'm also currently training to qualify as a Psychotherapist and will be combining my Counselling and Drama skills in to Creative Therapy.
Creative Idols: Fiona Shaw. Marina Abromovic. Jillian Hervey. Grayson Perry. Solange. Stevie Nicks. Munroe Bergdorf. Cheryl Strayed. BRENE BROWN.
Facilitating Training: Arts Enrichment, Dyslexia Awareness, First Aid Training, Safeguarding Children, Ethical Verbatim Practice, Theatre for Social Change, Puppet-making.
I specialise in working with people aged 5-18 using my skills to enrich the curriculum through art and drama. My work in the education system is driven by my belief that art should be for everyone. I have created work that looks at being a woman and our place in the world. I love working with communities and hearing their stories because listening and telling stories has the power to change the world.
CREATIVE IDOLS: Barbara Streisand, Forced Entertainment and Sh!t Theatre.